Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Toilet Paper in Your Hair!

Saturday night, we put toilet paper in Layla's hair after her bath!

Of course, on Sunday morning, it was quite curly! She looked like Shirley Temple and is just adorable. When someone told her she probably didn't know who Shirley Temple was, she said yes, she did. And if Shirley could go to the temple, so could Layla.

And, yesterday was the first day of school!

I can't believe Lylli is already in 2nd grade! Though she wasn't ready for summer to be over, she enjoyed seeing her friends!

And Lylli said that yesterday was the very BEST first day of school. EVER!

Layla keeps asking when she gets to go to school, but she doesn't start until after Labor Day. But, I told her she could wear her new school clothes when Lylli went to school.

Seryn is wearing her new shirt, but had been up sick all night the night before and didn't feel well, so she wanted to wear a sweater too. Still, she can't give up a chance for a picture!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nothin's in Cement ... yet

I don't know why I can't blog regularly right now. I just feel so disoriented, I guess. But I thought you might be interested to see where we are right now in our lives.
We sold our house in June and have been living with my parents while we await a job option in northern Idaho. However, a couple weeks ago, we decided we really need to go to Provo so Shane can pursue a doctorate degree in marriage and family counseling down at BYU. So, we will probably be moving there. We are currently waiting to see if he can get a job as a counselor down there, but he may have to get licensed before many of them will look at him. If that's the case, we may move down there and put his mechanic skills to work. He can't apply for the program until December and it will start next fall. So, we have a lot of waiting to do. But we are eager to follow a new path and see what the Lord has in store for us.
In the meantime, I have been frantically looking for replacements for my positions at the preschool and also for my father-in-law. We have been keeping plenty busy, helping my parents put in a back porch and I have been involved with a couple blog tours for a few of my author friends and am putting together my own blog tour for the end of September. It's a lot of work, but I hope it will pay off in the end. (A blog tour is where I send my book to people and they read and review it - and sometimes add an interview of me - and then on their assigned day, they post their review of my book on their blog.) I've also been busy working on getting another book polished up to send off! So pray for that to go well!
All in all, we've had a busy but enjoyable summer but we are eager for school to start up again! Here are some pictures of the cement project.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Denver Zoo

Last weekend we were in Denver for one of Shane's friend's weddings. It was fun to see everyone, but like a dork, I left my camera in the hotel. So no wedding pictures. But we went to the zoo while we were there, so, we have zoo pictures!

This is the one picture the girls weren't acting like they should be in the zoo! Aren't they cute? Seryn is such a wild sleeper that we actually had to put her on the floor so Lylli and Layla could sleep!

This is Seryn, Lylli, Ella, and Layla in front of the zebras. The zebras were Seryn's favorite!!! (She did not trust the elephants!)
And, of course, they thought the peacock was lots of fun! (Ella, Layla, and Seryn)

Seryn thought the seal was pretty fun to watch swim.

For lunch, Shane bought the biggest hot dog I've ever seen! It even had sauerkraut. (YUCK!) But he loved it!
And Seryn thought her dad was so funny, she tried to imitate him! Funny kid!